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Hugh Ellis was born in Victoria on 2 July 1960. He enlisted in the Army on 8 September 1982 and was allocated to the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. He underwent SAS selection in 1989 and was posted to SASR on 21 June 1989. Hugh came from 3rd Battalion the Royal Australian Regiment with the rank of Corporal but reverted to the rank of Trooper and transferred to the Royal Australian Infantry on posting to SASR. Hugh died on 12 June 1996 when two Black Hawk helicopters crashed at the High Range training area near Townsville in Queensland. Hugh’s next-of-kin at the time of his death was his wife. Hugh was the father of a daughter and two sons.

June 12, 1996

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